CyberDefenses Appoints New COO to Continue Strengthening Cybersecurity Service Offerings


Brian Engle Expands His Work in Building Full-Suite Security Programs for Organizations

May 4, 2021 – AUSTIN, TEXAS CyberDefenses, an award-winning Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) announced today the promotion of Brian Engle from the dual role of Vice President of Security Operations and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to Chief Operations Officer (COO) and CISO. Engle’s advancement to the COO role recognizes and expands his ongoing work in strengthening and refining the company’s operations across three core capabilities – cybersecurity advisory, darknet intelligence and Security Operations Center engineering services.

In the COO role, Engle will continue to serve as a key member of the executive leadership team where he is helping to shape the execution strategies that further the company’s growing frontrunner position as a cybersecurity services provider to Secretary of State offices, election authorities, state agencies and local governments as well as private sector businesses.

Engle is a well-respected leader in the cybersecurity industry with a successful track record of guiding organizations’ to improved security maturity and readiness. His work experience spans large enterprises, including Silicon Laboratories and Temple-Inland in addition to state government entities such as the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the State of Texas. He has also contributed to the industry through volunteer work and participation in a number of community groups and associations. Engle is also the Founder and CEO of Riskceptional Strategies.

“Brian has proven to be an exceptional executive who combines his in-depth cybersecurity knowledge with intuitive business acumen,” Chief Executive Officer, Armando Ordonez, says. “He brings an elevated skillset to this role and is the right person to help us maintain our service delivery excellence and contribute to our next phases of growth.”

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Keri Leblanc

Keri LeBlanc is VP of Sales and Communications at CyberDefenses. She has spent the majority of her career in technology and cybersecurity. Her background includes a range of communications and sales functions including public relations and marketing outreach for government and corporate entities.

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